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Did you spot the giant fireball in the sky over Ireland last night?

Did you spot the giant fireball in the sky over Ireland last night?

A flash and a streak of light lit up the night’s sky over Ireland last night, leaving people baffled as to what it could be.

The soaring object, which was a meteor from the yearly norther Taurid meteor shower, illuminated the night’s sky at 8pm last night.

YouTube user Michael O’Connell captured the moment and posted it online, captioning  it:

"Bright fireball (most likely a northern Taurid) visible from Kildare at 20:12:47 on November 8 2015.

"Occurred over the Irish Sea near Wales."